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Perfect Photo Suite 8 & Smart Objects?

Many of the module of the Perfect Photo Suite are accessible as plug-ins inside of Adobe® Photoshop®. Photoshop has a special layer type, called a Smart Object which can contain dynamic content. Some plug-ins that affect only the basic contents of a Smart Object can be applied as Smart Filters which allow them to be re-edited. Smart Filters can not change the size or position of a layer or manipulate the mask on the Smart Object. Below is a table that describes how Smart Objects may be used with different modules of the Perfect Photo Suite when accessed as plug-ins via Photoshop.

Current Products

Smart Object

Smart Filter

Perfect Effects 8 Yes Yes1
Perfect Portrait 8 Yes Yes1
Perfect Mask 8 Yes5 No
Perfect Enhance 8

Yes Yes1
Perfect Resize 8 Yes4 No
Perfect Batch

Yes3 No
Legacy Products
Perfect Effects 4

Yes Yes1
Perfect Effects 3 Yes Yes1
Perfect Portrait 2 Yes Yes1
Perfect Portrait 1 Yes Yes1
Perfect Mask 5  Yes4  No
Mask Pro 4.1  Yes2,5  No
FocalPoint 2

Yes Yes1
FocalPoint 1  Yes Yes1
Perfect Resize 7.5 Yes4 No
Perfect Resize 7 Yes4 No
Genuine Fractals 6 Yes4 No
PhotoFrame 4.6 Yes Yes
PhotoFrame 3 No No
PhotoTune 3 Yes Yes
PhotoTune 2

Yes Yes
PhotoTools 2.6

Yes3 No
PhotoTools 1

Yes3 No



1. Work you brush with the Masking Brush is not stored in a Smart Filter. If you reopen a Smart Filter after applying you will need to re-brush areas.

2. Does not work on Mac OSX with Photoshop CS5.

3. Applied to a rasterized copy of the target layer or composite image.

4. Supports basic SmartObjects in a layered file when the SmartObject is not the selected layer. The Perfect Resize algorithm is not used when resizing a SmartObject, masks or text layers

5. You need to select the layer mask on the Smart Object, then open the plug-in